MDIS "PathMaster" GPS Information Computer

MDIS "PathMaster" GPS Information Computer

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In the late 1990s, Magellan released the first turn-by-turn navigation system for civilian drivers. The PathMaster hard-wired into a car, allowed users to see a map on a display screen and follow directions. The large computer received GPS data from an antenna and sent it to the display. A small card with a portable hard drive containing map data was inserted into the computer.
Currently on loan
Object Name
global positioning system receiver
date made
ca 1997
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 8 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 21.59 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
from Gary Barta
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Measuring & Mapping
Time and Navigation
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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